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Blizzard forecast cancels flights at SRQ, Tampa

As the Northeast prepares for a potentially "crippling" storm, travel is being impacted across the region and the nation.

At Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, Delta Airlines cancelled a flight from SRQ to New York-LaGuardia scheduled to depart at 2:52 p.m; and Jet Blue cancelled an SRQ-LGA flight expected to leave at 5:25 p.m. Also cancelled was a Delta Airlines scheduled to arrive at SRQ from LaGuardia at 2:22 p.m.

Additionally, a US Airways flight from Washington, D.C., expected to land at 11:43 a.m. is now delayed until until 12:58 p.m. A return flight to Washington scheduled for 12:08 p.m. is now delayed until 1:20 p.m.

Travelers at Tampa International Airport are being impacted as well.

As of 11 a.m., the airport had 31 canceled flights (19 departures, 12 arrivals) and 25 delays (11 departures, 14 arrivals). Most of the flights are to and from the New York/New Jersey airports, Philadelphia and Boston. The average delay is about an hour and 25 minutes.

Airport officials are urging all travelers to check with their airlines before coming to the airport today and to reschedule flights if necessary.

A blizzard warning was issued for a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast, including New York and Boston. The National Weather Service is even using terms like "life-threatening" and "historic."

A blizzard warning was issued for a 250-mile stretch of the Northeast, including New York and Boston.

Bay News 9 contributed to this story.

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